Nvidia’s GeForce NOW game-streaming service is coming to Australia in 2021

    It’s 2021 and that means we should be able to expect to game wherever and whenever we want. Following Microsoft beta of Project xCloud, Nvidia is now bringing thgeir GeForce NOW game-streaming service to Australia (soon).

    By placing NVIDIA RTX Servers on the edge, GeForce NOW partners cna deliver lower latency gaming experiences. There’s probably a very short list of applications that gives partners a better opportunity to showcase the value of their broadband and 5G infrastructure to customers. 

    Ericsson recently published their 2020 mobility report, noting that 5G is expected to reach around 15% of the population, the equivalent of more than 1 billion people. DFC Intelligence reports that there are now over 3 billion video game consumers around the world.  

    The GeForce NOW service allows to stream games on PC, Mac, Nvidia Shield,Chromebook, Android, and via the Safari browser on iPad and iPhone.

    Gamers will have the choice of quality, selecting between Balance, Data Saver, Competitive or Custom. This can max out at 1920×1200 res, running at 60fps. With the visuals streaming at you at a bitrate of up to 50Mbps, it’ll chew through as much as 15GB per hour.

    If you’ve got RTX3090 in your PC, then you’re golden, you’re already enjoying the benefits of real-time ray tracing, but most of us don’t. Thankfully due to the RTX servers, underpowered computers and devices can enjoy that tier 1 gaming experience.

    The newest GeForce NOW Alliance members join a growing group of telecommunications experts that  includes Softbank, KDDI, LG Uplus, Taiwan Mobile and GFN.RU. 

    Founded by a group of avid gamers, Pentanet has built Perth, Australia’s largest and fastest-growing  fixed wireless network, delivering high-bandwidth internet services to the Perth metro area as well as  fiber throughout Western Australia. 

    While we don’t have an official launch date, Nvidia is confirming that Australian gamers can look forward to PC-level gaming on nearly any device later this year. 

    Nvidia aren’t done there, with additional partners to be announced throughout the 2021 and beyond.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021


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